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Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature

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Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia Schulze

Yankton, South Dakota


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

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  • Four copies of several short stories by a common author (e.g., Poe, Crutcher, Soto, Walker) either in text or online for each group of four students (see the Websites for links to online short story collections).

  • Journal for each student to doodle in

  • Large sheet of butcher paper or newsprint for each group

  • Crayons and markers

  • Access to the Internet

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Doodle Splash

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Doodle Splash

Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.


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  • Review the elements of fiction (setting, plot, character, point of view, theme) and/or prepare mini-lessons on them.

  • Preview the Doodle Splash student interactive.

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